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Toyota could owe $2B in class action after judge finds cars were defective
Class Actions 2022-04-07 3:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

Toyota could owe close to $2 billion in compensation to 260,000 car owners after a judge found that diesel filters installed in its Hilux, Fortuner […]

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Judge signs off on $1.5M penalty against Westpac for unsolicited insurance
Financial Services 2022-04-07 6:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has hit Westpac with a $1.5 million penalty for misleading 141 customers into believing they had purchased add-on insurance. During a hearing earlier […]

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Nurofen maker Reckitt-Benckiser loses High Court appeal bid in Maxigesic feud
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-07 1:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has rejected a special leave application by consumer goods giant Reckitt-Benckiser in its long-running battle with the maker of painkiller Maxigesic. Justices […]

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Smile Direct Club bites back in lawsuit over teeth straightener claims
ACCC 2022-04-07 10:10 pm By Sam Matthews

The maker of the popular Invisalign dental aligners may soon face a cross-claim from competitor SmileDirectClub, which it sued for allegedly misleading consumers about the […]

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Judge to appoint costs referee in $56.3M Colonial First class action settlement
Class Actions 2022-04-06 3:33 pm By Sam Matthews

Continuing a recent trend in class actions, a judge will appoint a referee to weigh in on Maurice Blackburn’s costs in a $56.3 million settlement […]

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Judge takes ‘wait and see’ approach to trial in Epic cases against Apple, Google
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-05 2:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has held off selecting from a “basket of imponderables” in determining how he will hear two competition lawsuits by Epic Games against Apple […]

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‘Bad luck’: Judge denies penniless Captain Cook College’s appeal delay bid
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-05 8:59 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has rejected an application by training provider Captain Cook College to postpone the hearing of its appeal in a case won by the […]

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ACCC drops investigation into Qantas’ Alliance stake
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-05 6:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has ended its three-year investigation into Qantas Airways’ 19.9 per cent stake in ‘fly in fly out’ airline Alliance Aviation without enforcement action. […]

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Major banks hit back at rate-rigging class action, argue claims are barred
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-04 9:10 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Five major banks including JPMorgan, Citibank and UBS have denied all wrongdoing in a class action accusing them of entering a cartel agreement to rig […]

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WSP to target another insurer over Opal Tower class action coverage after discovering $50M policy
Insurance 2022-04-04 3:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The structural engineer behind Sydney’s Opal Tower plans to drag insurer Tokio Marine into a lawsuit against two of Icon’s insurers, after discovering another $50 […]

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